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The Foundations- Push Up

In this weeks blog we are going to take a closer look at the press up and all its variations. Within Obstacle Course Racing we are going to need to push ourselves off the floor to at least get back onto our feet after crawling under something. However, the push[…]

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The Foundations- Pull up

Continuing on from last weeks blog, Training Foundations for OCR, we are going to look at pull ups, chin ups and other pulling variations.   As mention before at some point in an Obstacle Course Race we are going to need some pulling strength. This will be to pull ourselves[…]

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Training foundations for OCR

Although these blogs are aimed at obstacle course runners these principles can and should be applied to any training plan. As Ross Edgley states: “Be general in your foundations so you can be specific in your goals” –The World’s Fittest Book, 2018. This ties in perfectly with the third section[…]

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OCR Grip Training

If you are new to obstacle course racing or are looking to improve on some of the obstacles then grip training should be part of your training. Grip training will help you massively with rings, monkey bars, rope climb, log carry or many of the rigs as well as other[…]

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Obstacle Course Racing

What is Obstacle Course Racing (OCR)?  There are many different obstacle course racing events through out the year such as Spartan races, Tough Mudder, The Elements OCR and Mud monster to name a few. These are running races that have obstacles such as high walls, spear throws, balance beams, monkey[…]

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Runaway Weight Gain Train

Now we have an understanding of how obesity is classified and an idea of the statistics of how obesity is becoming a global epidemic, we are going to look at the causes of obesity. According to (Swinburn & Egger, 2004) there are a number of vicious cycles that act as accelerators[…]

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Body weight and Calisthenics Journey

I have just started a video series of my journey using body weight exercises and calisthenics. I am going to be documenting my progress as well as showing you what I am doing along side this to hopefully make me better not only at the Calisthenic elements but also mobility,[…]

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Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting After tearing my cruciate ligament and not being able/wanting to do any cardiovascular work I spoke to a friend and personal trainer, Martin, from the SCI. I wanted to keep a relatively low body fat % but still increase my lean muscle tissue. As you can see in the photo[…]

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Monkey Nutrition’s 100% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a ‘Superfood’. The unique combination of fatty acids to create medium chain triglycerides, can have a profound effect on fat loss. Coconut Oil also contains one important property that it is thermogenic, which will increase your basal metabolic rate, thereby[…]

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Welcome to my new website

There are some pretty cool features here to help you stay up to date and in shape. The new sites includes: a fitness store online bookings email fitness tips regular newsletter event news Have a look around and get in touch to let me know what you think or would[…]

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